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Nursing Story Slam

The Nursing Story Slam brings together nurse storytellers from Penn Nursing and Penn Medicine to share their true, personal stories that explore the breadth, depth, and diversity of nursing.

Nursing Story Slam Submissions

Want to tell your story? We want to hear it! We are now accepting submissions for the next Nursing Story Slam through the form below. The event will take place on February 17, 2021 from 7pm - 8:30pm, and will be held virtually. More information on how to attend virtually will be released prior to the event.

Submissions must be in the context of the event theme. The theme for this year’s event is Stepping Up. This Year of the Nurse and Midwife is like nothing we could have ever imagined with the fight for racial justice and health equity, along with the coronavirus pandemic, nurses have been stepping up in more ways than one. Whether at the bedside, in schools, out on the streets, or in research and innovation labs, we want to hear how you are answering the call to make this world a better, safer place for all. 

Please note: If your application is accepted and you are selected as one of our nurse storytellers, you will be required to attend a 3-hour virtual, synchronous master-storytelling workshop and coaching session with First Person Arts prior to the Nursing Story Slam event. The workshop will include:

  • A presentation by First Person Arts with an example storytelling session
  • A writing session to review the storytelling “building blocks” and then refine your story
  • A storytelling session where storytellers will get to practice performing their stories and receive feedback 

The workshop will be held virtually in January 2020. The exact date and time has not yet been determined.

Nurse storytellers will not be permitted to have notes for their Nursing Story Slam performance. We will help you prepare to be the best storyteller you can be!

Any questions, please email us at innovation@nursing.upenn.edu.

The inaugural event was held in February 2019 and our second annual event was held in February 2020. Now in its third year, the Nursing Story Slam is once again supported through the generosity of Sandy Samberg, Nu’94, GNu’95, and her husband, Joe Samberg. The event is a partnership between Penn Nursing, Penn Medicine, and First Person Arts


Storyteller Entry Form

“We believe everyone has a story to tell, and sharing those stories connects us with each other and the world.”
– First Person Arts

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